Caught On Tape: Shootout Shatters Window Of Streeterville High-Rise

CHICAGO (CBS) — Gunfire erupted in the tony Streeterville neighborhood on Wednesday, shattering the lobby window of a high-rise apartment building.

CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot has the story, in this Original Report.

The bullet’s impact shattered a nearly floor to ceiling window in the lobby of Branden Zollar’s apartment building.

“I was completely terrified. I did not expect something like that to happen where I’m located. I moved here to feel safer, and it completely freaked me out,” she said.

Surveillance video captured the two cars involved in a shootout about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. A white four-door passed a dark-colored SUV as both cars were travelling near a Lake Shore Drive pedestrian walkway, getting ready to turn west onto Grand Avenue.

The video shows a person in a light colored shirt hanging out the window of the white car as the SUV approaches. Police said people in both vehicles were exchanging gunfire, when one of the bullets hit the lobby window.

“Sometimes I come home at 1:30 from being in the library studying, or coming out from with friends, and that’s scary. I could have been in the lobby,” Zollar said.

Zollar, a law student, said what’s also troubling is she lives walking distance from one of Chicago’s most popular tourist attractions: Navy Pier.

“I definitely think there should be more police,” she said.

Police said this incident shows the need for tougher gun legislation. As of Friday evening, no one was in custody. Area Central detectives were investigating.

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